New Living Translation
But Melchizedek, who was not a descendant of Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God.
King James Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Darby Bible Translation
but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the promises.
World English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:6 He who is not from them - The Levites Blessed - Another proof of his superiority. Even him that had the promises - That was so highly favoured of God. When St. Paul speaks of Christ, he says, the promise; promises refer to other blessings also.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
Christ a Complete Saviour:
Clearly, God's promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God's law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.
This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of God Most High. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against the kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him.
There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors--no beginning or end to his life. He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.
And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.
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